Geri Harris

Staff profile

Geri Harris - Digital Technologies Lecturer

Geri Harris

PhD, MBS (Hons), BComm (Hons)



Teaching areas

Digital Technologies

Contact details

Phone: +64 9 975 4581
Email: Click here to email Geri

Manukau Institute of Technology
MIT Manukau
Corner of Manukau Station Road and Davies Ave
Private Bag 94006
Auckland 2241


Dr Harris holds a PhD for her ethnographic work investigating what it means to socialize in a world of social media and communications technology. She has spoken at international conferences about how digital technologies are reimagining the way human beings live their everyday lives in unpredicted ways.   

Geri’s research acclaims include being awarded The Professor M Weinstock Memorial Prize for the most innovative PhD by the University of New South Wales, Australia, in 2015. She also received an honourable mention for the ACPHIS Medal for Best Australian Thesis, 2015.   

Geri’s research interests lie in further understanding how digital technologies enable people’s way of life in our increasingly digitized society. She is currently working on a project to understand the mental health issues (especially Alzheimer’s dementia) of elderly people using technology to provide more support to them in future living in the whānau and the local community.

Research interests

Qualitative methods of understanding the everyday social implications of digital technologies.

Awards and grants

The Professor M Weinstock Memorial Prize (2015).

ACPHIS Doctoral Medal 2015 (Honourable mention).